Inter Milan have held talks with Premier League side Manchester United over the possibility of extending the loan deal of Alexis Sanchez.
The confirmation of the discussions were revealed by chief executive of the Italian club Guiseppe Marotta, as they look to keep the Chile international for the continuation of their European campaign.
Sanchez’s loan deal was recently extended by the Red Devils to see the 31-year-old stay at San Siro until August 7, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic causing the fixtures of the Serie A to be rescheduled. The forward will also be made available for Antonio Conte’s side’s Europa League last 16 tie with Getafe.
Inter are hopeful of going further into the latter stages of the competition and have contacted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to hold discussion over the extension of Sanchez’s deal to see him play the rest of their Europa League games.
“We have had some contact with Manchester United to understand if we can extend his stay after the Europa League playoff with Getafe,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.
The former Arsenal forward has been a key player for the Italian outfit despite his early injury troubles. He has involved 13 goals for Inter this season, scoring on three occasions and turning the provider 10 times in 26 appearances. Much of his numbers have come in the Serie A, where he has found the back of the net three times while also assisting nine in 19 league games.
United are looking at clearing some of the big wages in their team, which includes the Chilean and could be set to offload him permanently in the summer.
Conte’s team have not ruled out the possibility of signing him permanent and are said to be considering an approach in the summer, with his wages expected to be a challenge.